The Siege Paperback – Jan 7 2010
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About the Author
Helen Dunmore has published eleven novels with Penguin: Zennor in Darkness, which won the McKitterick Prize; Burning Bright; A Spell of Winter, which won the Orange Prize; Talking to the Dead; Your Blue-Eyed Boy; With Your Crooked Heart; The Siege, which was shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2002; Mourning Ruby; House of Orphans; Counting the Stars and The Betrayal which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She is also a poet, children's novelist and short-story writer. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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just when you think you can`t go on another day..another hour...
another second...you wake up...filled with intense hunger & cold..
it is in facing our own death... that we find what`s worth living for...
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You almost feel guilty reading this novel with a full belly. Dunmore drives the hunger into your heart and the Russian winter into your bones.
It doesn't feel quite right to call this novel "beautiful", considering the subject matter - but it is.